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Natural Gas Apr '24 (NGJ24)

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Natural Gas Futures Market News and Commentary

Nat-Gas Prices Tumble on Cooler US Forecasts

June Nymex natural gas (NGM24) on Friday closed down -0.137 (-5.16%).

June nat-gas prices Friday tumbled to a 1-week low and closed sharply lower.  Forecasts for cooler US temperatures that will reduce nat-gas demand from electricity providers to power increase air-conditioning usage undercut nat-gas prices Friday.  Maxar Technologies said Friday that forecasts shifted cooler for the Northeast from May 29-June 2, with below-normal temperatures for the Midwest and East.

On Thursday, nat-gas prices rallied to a 4-1/4 month nearest-futures high after the weekly EIA nat-gas inventories rose less than expected.  Nat-gas prices have rebounded higher from the 3-3/4 year nearest-futures low (NGK24) posted on April 26.  Nat-gas prices collapsed over the winter and early spring after unusually mild winter temperatures curbed heating demand for nat-gas and pushed inventories well above average.

Nat-gas prices were under pressure after the Freeport LNG nat-gas export terminal... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Natural Gas
Contract Size
10,000 MMBtu (million British thermal units)
Tick Size
0.001 per MMBtu ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$10,000
Margin/Maintenance
$3,027/2,752
First Notice Date
03/27/24
Expiration Date
03/26/24 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Natural Gas Apr '24
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 21, 2024

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Commercials - Long / Short
610,864 (-9,138)
533,998 (+18,739)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
291,880 (+1,074)
381,975 (-25,463)
Producers - Long / Short
229,876 (-14,233)
361,053 (+18,570)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
231,573 (+5,469)
23,530 (+543)
Managed Money - Long / Short
218,722 (+3,602)
202,153 (-24,047)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
73,158 (-2,528)
179,822 (-1,416)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.481 +6.35%
on 03/26/24
2.009 -21.60%
on 03/05/24
-0.169 (-9.69%)
since 02/26/24
3-Month
1.481 +6.35%
on 03/26/24
2.717 -42.03%
on 01/09/24
-0.661 (-29.56%)
since 12/26/23
52-Week
1.481 +6.35%
on 03/26/24
3.325 -52.63%
on 10/09/23
-1.686 (-51.70%)
since 03/24/23

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Sell Signal with a Average Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1.820
2nd Resistance Point 1.734
1st Resistance Point 1.654
Last Price 1.575s
1st Support Level 1.488
2nd Support Level 1.402
3rd Support Level 1.322

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52-Week High 3.325
Fibonacci 61.8% 2.621
Fibonacci 50% 2.403
Fibonacci 38.2% 2.185
Last Price 1.575s
52-Week Low 1.481

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